Teiya Kasahara
B.C.-born soprano Teiya Kasahara. Photo: Tanja Tiziana.

In our latest round of Quarantine Questions, Canadian soprano Teiya Kasahara is dealing with the loss of safety and security, but they’re picking up new skills and finding trust in relationships:

What is something you’ve lost to the pandemic?

  • “The opportunity to sing and act in gigs during this time;
  • The certainty of productions in the fall and winter;
  • The complete feeling of safety to be outside in my neighbourhood and to go into nature;
  • The pressure of work and deadlines over the health of relationships.”

What have you done with your unexpected time, that makes you grateful?

  • “I’ve picked up past analog hobbies: crafting, sewing, scrapbooking, and being more creative in the kitchen.
  • Organizing, de-junking and dreaming about how I want my home to be;
  • Started to compose more, sing even more, be more bold in making creative collaborations happen;
  • Finally listening to music for fun and not for work or research;
  • Reaching out to those I haven’t spoken to in years or months and picking up right where we left off;
  • Weekly cocktail hour with colleagues.”